Vietnamese documentaries screened in the US

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Three Vietnamese films will be screened in six universities in the US from October 29 to November 15 by the Institute for Vietnamese Culture & Education (IVCE).

Nhung con duong va duong di bo (Roads and Sidewalks) by Tran Viet Thuy, who is a professor at the University of Cornell; and two other Vietnamese documentaries, Cha me xin loi con (Parents apologize to you) and La thu tu Dong Van (The Letter from Dong Van), will be shown at the universities of New York, Princeton, Yale, Brown, Wesleyan and Pennsylvania.

IVCE President Tran Thang says the Institute selects two Vietnamese films for screening every year. This year, it decided to choose two documentaries to introduce real life Vietnamese contemporary society to young Vietnamese Americans and American audiences.

The 37-minute Cha me xin loi con, directed by Phan Huyen Thu, talks about a poor building worker, Tong Phuoc Phuc, and a group of good people who collect aborted human embryos to bury in a cemetery on a small hill in Khanh Hoa Province.

The 23-minute La thu tu Dong Van filmed by Nguyen Huu Tuan who acted as cameraman for Bao gio cho den thang 10 (When will October come), which has just been honored among the 18 best Asian films of all time by CNN is all about the life of the Mong ethnic minority, who live in northern mountainous town of Sa Pa.

Phan Huyen Thu and Nguyen Huu Tuan will visit the US to interact with the audience and answer their questions.

Source: Tuoi Tre

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